8 episodes

Two young men, living the good life -- surrounding themselves with all the trappings of wealth and success. But their sun-kissed California lives are darkened by greed, paranoia and accusations of wrongdoing. What seemed to be paradise is tainted by mistrust and, ultimately, violence -- concealed for months by a convincing web of lies -- until a few determined investigators and a worried family unravel them to reveal a stunning story of deception. Hosted by Matt Gutman.

Cutthroat Inc. ABC News

    • True Crime
    • 4.3 • 1.1K Ratings

Two young men, living the good life -- surrounding themselves with all the trappings of wealth and success. But their sun-kissed California lives are darkened by greed, paranoia and accusations of wrongdoing. What seemed to be paradise is tainted by mistrust and, ultimately, violence -- concealed for months by a convincing web of lies -- until a few determined investigators and a worried family unravel them to reveal a stunning story of deception. Hosted by Matt Gutman.

    The Path of the Wolf

    The Path of the Wolf

    Ed Shin now has one last chance to convince a jury that he's not a killer. But to do that, he has to bet the rest of his life that he can outwit a legendary prosecutor who has never lost a homicide trial. After the trial, Ed Shin spends hours talking to Matt Gutman.

    "Cutthroat Inc." is produced by ABC's 20/20 and ABC Audio, makers of "The Dropout," "Truth and Lies: Jeffrey Epstein," "Have You Seen This Man?," "A Killing On the Cape," the daily ABC News podcast "Start Here," and more: http://www.abcaudio.com/podcasts

    • 59 min
    Left for Dead

    Left for Dead

    The last person to see Chris Smith was his business partner, Ed Shin. But when he tells investigators his version of what happened, the story takes another unexpected turn.

    "Cutthroat Inc." is produced by ABC's 20/20 and ABC Audio, makers of "The Dropout," "Truth and Lies: Jeffrey Epstein," "Have You Seen This Man?," "A Killing On the Cape," the daily ABC News podcast "Start Here," and more: http://www.abcaudio.com/podcasts

    • 49 min
    Mr. Shincredible

    Mr. Shincredible

    The search for Chris Smith leads different teams of investigators down a few different paths. But those paths lead them all to one place -- where they make a stunning discovery.

    "Cutthroat Inc." is produced by ABC's 20/20 and ABC Audio, makers of "The Dropout," "Truth and Lies: Jeffrey Epstein," "Have You Seen This Man?," "A Killing On the Cape," the daily ABC News podcast "Start Here," and more: http://www.abcaudio.com/podcasts

    • 36 min
    Red Flags

    Red Flags

    Chris Smith's family is convinced something terrible has happened to him, so they file a missing person report. Police get involved -- but the investigation seems to hit a dead end.

    "Cutthroat Inc." is produced by ABC's 20/20 and ABC Audio, makers of "The Dropout," "Truth and Lies: Jeffrey Epstein," "Have You Seen This Man?," "A Killing On the Cape," the daily ABC News podcast "Start Here," and more: http://www.abcaudio.com/podcasts

    • 30 min
    A Tape Recorder and a Gun

    A Tape Recorder and a Gun

    What started as an idyllic getaway with a beautiful woman seems to have become, for Chris Smith, a tour of some of the world’s most dangerous places. His family doesn't know what to believe anymore -- and they start searching for him.

    "Cutthroat Inc." is produced by ABC's 20/20 and ABC Audio, makers of "The Dropout," "Truth and Lies: Jeffrey Epstein," "Have You Seen This Man?," "A Killing On the Cape," the daily ABC News podcast "Start Here," and more: http://www.abcaudio.com/podcasts

    • 41 min
    Off to Vegas

    Off to Vegas

    Before his voyage, Chris Smith and his business partner, Ed Shin, both wanted to get rich quick. But that's where the similarity ended. Disagreements and legal issues derail their good times.

    "Cutthroat Inc." is produced by ABC's 20/20 and ABC Audio, makers of "The Dropout," "Truth and Lies: Jeffrey Epstein," "Have You Seen This Man?," "A Killing On the Cape," the daily ABC News podcast "Start Here," and more: http://www.abcaudio.com/podcasts

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

katiebelle8 ,

Great research, well delivered

This story was well researched and well delivered. Thank you

ChristinaCastillo ,

Exceptional!

I loved how this story was written and narrated. Told with compassion for the victim and his family but suspenseful enough to keep me listening and asking questions. Looking forward to another series!

USA Mknitter ,

No moral compass

I had listened previously to a very short (in comparison) version of this murder; I appreciated the great in-depth details as Mr. Guttman provided. Living on the Central California coast, I was able to identify with many of the places and surfing values described in this wonderfully produced podcast. Keep podcasts like this coming!

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